The Gourmet Mom
This mom loves her time in the kitchen and loves putting on a spread for the family. For her gourmand nose, Simon Tooley, founder and CEO of luxury beauty boutique Etiket in Montreal, says: “We’re drawn to fragrances that have edible notes and are on the sweet or spicy side, or a mix of the two. These often include notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, licorice and coffee.”
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The Fit Mom
Lots of energy, always on the go and always open to a new experience, this mom shouldn’t be confused as a woman who will just wear any scent. Simon suggests: “Try the citrus category: Fresh notes of lemon, mandarin and bergamot. These fragrances tend to be lighter and fresher.”
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The Outdoorsy Mom
“This woman may like natural, earthy notes of grass and moss,” says Simon. “She may prefer aquatic scents, such as aromas of mountain air and ocean sprays, or woody scents, with strong notes of bark, resins and vetiver.”
The Perfect Perfume For Mom: Monsillage Eau Fraîche Eau De Toilette, $105 for 50 mL, etiket.ca.
The Artistic Mom
This mom is very expressive, and she will want her scent to be a part of her. “The obvious choice here is an Oriental, where the notes will be more exotic and sensual, from patchouli and amber to musk and vanilla,” says Simon.
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The Traditional Mom
“This could go two ways: either very soft, floral notes for a classic feminine feel or down the oriental route, with exotic notes of musk and amber. Hybrid scents, known as florientals, are also an option. These fragrances tend to be lighter and fresher.”
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